Best coffee in town
Jalan Kayu Aya (Jalan Oberoi) #3, Seminyak, Bali Behind This is a Love Song Concept Store and Home Store, or enter from the lane
T: (0361) 788 4968
If you’re in the mood for a perfect coffee in Bali, Revolver Boutique Coffee House, just off Jalan Laksmana, is where you need to head. Along with coffee, this urban-style cafe — yes hipster, even — serves up smoothies, delicious breakfasts and light lunches.
The coffee is a house blend and it goes down smooth — we reckon it’s about the best cup on the island, along with Anomali just up the road and Sea Circus just down the road. If you’ve not been able to find a ristretto anywhere else on the island, this is where you’ll snare one. Coffees are 20-25,000 rupiah, with an extra 5,000 rupiah for a large or extra strong brew. There’s tea, but come on, coffee is the reason for coming here. (A shot — revolver — get it?)
If you really don’t drink coffee, come for the breakfasts instead. We love the Holster, a sourdough panini of egg, bacon, great house-made relish, mayo and mozzarella (40,000 rupiah); and a close second is the Smith & Wesson, smashed avo on open sourdough slices with deliciously sweet roast tomatoes, basil and olive oil (35,000 rupiah).
Even just the toast with jam, vegemite, nutella or peanut butter (15,000 rupiah) is chewy and a great side to a coffee.
Lunches are light — we’re yet to come here for lunch yet, but the Springfield sounds good and is typical of the short but sweet sandwich list — roast beef, aioli, rocket, roast tomatoes and mozzarella on sourdough (45,000 rupiah). The Trigger, a Thai-style noodle salad, sounds good too ( 40,000 rupiah).
The decor is worthy of mention, with a genuine rather than polished vintage industrial feel. You’ll feel like you’re in a pal’s lounge room, but in a good, comfortable way. Check out the great collection of Marilyn Monroe and sailor tattoo pix in the loos. The music’s always great, too. And the WiFi is reliably good.
To find Revolver, if heading from Seminyak Square — where you’ll want to park your car if you’re driving, ignoring the customer-only sign — it’s about 50 metres up on the right. Look for the black sign. If heading from the Corner Store end (yes, it burned down, but it’s being rebuilt…) it’s quite a way down, past Cafe Bali, on the left, just past Drifter, and opposite Bali Clinic.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 27th February, 2015.